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Tuesday, Feb 11, 2014 - 11:33 am

MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART SAN DIEGO (MCASD) AND THE SAN DIEGO MUSEUM OF ART PRESENT THE ANNUAL AXLINE LECTURE FEATURING ARTIST ALFREDO JAAR

San Diego, CA—The Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego (MCASD) and The San Diego Museum of Art are pleased to present internationally renowned artist Alfredo Jaar as the featured speaker for the 14th annual Axline Lecture on Wednesday, April 23 at 7 PM at The San Diego Museum of Art. Jaar’s video Muxima will be on view at The San Diego Museum of Art from March 15 through July 8, 2014.

Thursday, Jan 30, 2014 - 11:13 am

MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART SAN DIEGO (MCASD) AND UC SAN DIEGO DEPARTMENT OF VISUAL ARTS PRESENT 2014 RUSSELL LECTURE FEATURING ARTIST BYRON KIM

San Diego, CA—On Thursday, February 13, at 7 PM, the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego (MCASD) and UC San Diego Department of Visual Arts will present its annual Russell Lecture at MCASD’s La Jolla location. The 2014 Russell Lecturer is internationally acclaimed artist Byron Kim. 

Wednesday, Jan 22, 2014 - 3:04 pm

MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART SAN DIEGO (MCASD) PRESENTS ARCHITECTURE + DESIGN: MEET THE NEW SAN DIEGO

New program series to launch with private tour of Central Library on February 12

San Diego, CA—The Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego (MCASD) is pleased to announce the launch of Architecture + Design: Meet the New San Diego.

Monday, Jan 13, 2014 - 12:25 pm

MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART SAN DIEGO (MCASD) PRESENTS X-TO + J-C: CHRISTO AND JEANNE-CLAUDE FEATURING WORKS FROM THE BEQUEST OF DAVID C. COPLEY

Christo to speak at public lecture on Saturday, February 1

San Diego, CA— The Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego (MCASD) will present X-TO + J-C: Christo and Jeanne-Claude Featuring Works from the Bequest of David C. Copley at the Museum’s La Jolla location from February 2 through April 6, 2014.

Wednesday, Dec 18, 2013 - 2:46 pm

MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART SAN DIEGO (MCASD) PRESENTS CHICANITAS: SMALL PAINTINGS FROM THE CHEECH MARIN COLLECTION AT MCASD DOWNTOWN ON DECEMBER 19

Exhibition will open with an exclusive book signing featuring Cheech Marin

San Diego, CA—On Thursday, December 19, the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego (MCASD) will present Chicanitas: Small Paintings from the Cheech Marin Collection at its downtown location. The exhibition will remain on view through March 23, 2014.

Wednesday, Oct 30, 2013 - 10:26 am

TNT RETURNS TO THE MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART SAN DIEGO’S (MCASD) DOWNTOWN LOCATION ON THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 14

New works by Mike Berg, a Nelson Leirner installation, and more to debut

San Diego, CA—On Thursday, November 14 from 7-10 PM, TNT (Thursday Night Thing) returns to the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego’s (MCASD) downtown location to premiere the exhibition In the Séance Room: Acquisition Highlights from 2003-2013 and celebrate new work from Mike Berg and an installation by Nelson Leirner.

Wednesday, Oct 02, 2013 - 11:49 am

Historic La Jolla Cultural Zone Opens Its Doors for One-Day Event

La Jolla, Calif.– The historic Cultural Zone of La Jolla will host its third annual Open Doors event on Sunday, November 3 from 11:30 AM-2 PM.

Tuesday, Sep 24, 2013 - 11:19 am

MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART SAN DIEGO (MCASD) TAKES SIGNATURE TNT EVENT 13 MILES NORTH TO KICK OFF LA JOLLA PLAYHOUSE INAUGURAL WITHOUT WALLS (WoW) FESTIVAL

TNT (Thursday Night Thing) will feature premiere performances by WoW Festival artists James Luna, Kate Gilmore, and Jacolby Satterwhite

San Diego, CA—On Thursday, October 3 from 7-10 PM, MCASD will bring its signature music and art mash-up event TNT (Thursday Night Thing) to La Jolla Playhouse to kick off the Without Walls (WoW) Festival, a four-day explosion of site-specific theater and art taking place in and around the Playhouse Theatre District.

Friday, Aug 23, 2013 - 11:43 am

MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART SAN DIEGO (MCASD) PRESENTS LOST IN THE MEMORY PALACE: JANET CARDIFF AND GEORGE BURES MILLER ON SEPTEMBER 21, 2013 AT MCASD LA JOLLA

Exhibition Opens Alongside Scripps on Prospect: Evolution of Villa and Cottage, and Dana Montlack: Sea of Cortez

San Diego, CA— The Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego (MCASD) will present Lost in the Memory Palace: Janet Cardiff and George Bures Miller from September 21, 2013 through January 12, 2014.

Friday, May 24, 2013 - 11:18 am

MCASD Presents Liza Lou: Color Field at Its Downtown Location

Media are Invited to Witness and Photograph Installation

San Diego, CA—The Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego (MCASD) will debut the newest beaded sculpture by MacArthur prize-winning artist Liza Lou on July 12 at its downtown location, 1100 Kettner Blvd. The exhibition, titled Liza Lou: Color Field, will remain on viewin the Strauss Gallery through November 3, 2013.

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